Casino resort restaurant design hits the jackpot
BOATHOUSE ASIAN EATERY | Graton Resort & Casino, Rohnert Park, CA
size: 7,600 sf
completion: November 2016
photos: Jacob McPherson Photography
Shop! member Pull Architecture, Inc. contributed to the architecture and design
INCORPORATING NATURAL MATERIALS AND DISTINCTIVE DECORATIVE FIXTURES INTO A COSMOPOLITAN DESIGN provides this restaurant with a unique appeal that also complements the surrounding casino resort setting.
Large glass walls visually connect the restaurant’s interior with the adjacent casino floor. Simple yet bold wood block-style wall graphics are visible from the exterior casino floor corridors.
Dividing the space into four areas — liquor/oyster bar, main dining ground level, community dining, and mezzanine level dining —creates an inviting layout with natural circulation.
Natural wood, concrete, and small splashes of color pop against the black and white backdrop. Elements, such a xich lo hanging on the wall near the takeout counter, further enlivens the environment. Strategically placed vegetation, including a large tree canopy over the oyster bar, reinforces the organic fresh menu. Industrial farm-style seating with rustic wood table tops also enhance the Asian farm to table theme.